We used to hike a lot, but haven't done much in years. However, a certain little energetic Doberman mix is doing her best to get me back on track. She loves to go for walks and I see some great little hikes in her future once the weather begins to cool off.
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New Hampshire is beautiful in the fall and I've begun scoping out some dog-friendly hikes that I want to do. We'll need to tote around a few more things than we take on our walks, and thanks to our friends at Chewy.com, Penny is ready to go with her Outward Hound DayPak backpack!
The DayPak is a light-weight, saddlebag style backpack designed to allow your dog to comfortably carry her essentials on walks, errands, and day trips.
The pack features a breathable mesh harness with adjustable straps to not only maximize fit, but comfort as well.
You may notice that the pack is a little loose on Penny. My girl is an odd little-big dog and falls in between the Medium and Large size ranges. She's petite, yet is growing into her muscular Doberman chest. I opted to go with the Large, which may be a little loose now, but it gives us the needed wiggle room as she fills out. She won't be carrying too much in her pack, so I'm okay with the fit as she continues to grow. If we were more serious hikers and I was asking her to carry a heavier load, I might purchase both sizes.
The pack features four expandable pockets, allowing you to quickly and easily adjust them to your capacity needs, and the attached D-ring makes attaching your dog's leash a breeze. Just clip in and off you go!
I love that it also includes a restraint handle, which gives me that little extra means of having Penny sit and stay as necessary. However, do note that the restraint handle is just that - a quick restraint method. It is not intended to be used to lift your dog, and the pack is not intended to restrain heavy pullers.
The backpack was designed in vibrant colors (currently light blue and lime green) with reflective accents to enhance visibility both during the day and night. As the Mom of a black dog who can be difficult to see in the dark, this is extra helpful.
- Available in 4 sizes - small, medium, large, x-large
- Breathable mesh harness
- Adjustable straps
- Expandable pockets
- D-ring leash attachment and restraint handle
- Reflective accents
Overall, I really love the DayPak and can't wait to start using it! Not too big, not too small, it's truly the perfect size for our casual needs. It holds everything Penny needs for a day trip - treats, poop bags, a tennis ball, bug spray, folding water bowl, small towel, etc.
It's stylish too, and Penny doesn't mind wearing it at all. In fact, she seemed to pick up a little strut as if to say "I'm ready... let's go!"
And go we will... just as soon as these crazy hot and humid days go away. I can't wait to get out on some day hikes with my girl and explore the foliage this fall!
So, why don't you go take a hike? You can order an Outward Hound DayPak at Chewy and have it on your doorstep in just a couple of days! You can also take a chance at winning one...
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